Hillsboro, July 27th, 2013. The Patriots are known as the premier civilian-owned jet aerobatic team and top pilots didn’t disappoint at the Oregon International Air Show. The team debuted in 2003 with two planes and have grown to the six Aero L-39 Albatros Team; many members are former Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, and Snowbirds.

The Patriots Jet Team is the show's headline act for 2013.

Since all of the Patriot’s pilots are volunteers the team only performs at about twelve air shows every year. All of the money raised by the Patriots is invested back into the team, and to support the Patriots Jet Team Foundation which serves to educate teens and provide aviation career paths.

The Air Show is also making a difference  in Oregon. Since 1988, more than $1.3 million has been given to local charities and non-profit organizations. The Air Show is a strong supporter of schools and encourages community involvement and volunteerism. A list of beneficiaries is below.

Here are some photos from the big weekend:

Fireworks helped kick things off!

Fireworks helped kick things off!

Stunt planes entertain the fans.

Stunt planes entertain the fans.

In this video, pilots explain their daredevil techniques:

Benefactors of Air Show dollars include:

Adventure without Limits
Albertina Kerr
Alternative Services of Oregon
Amy Roloff Charity Foundation
A Place of Worship
ARC of Multnomah County
ARC of Washington County
Bag & Baggage Productions
Bethesday Lutheran Home
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Aid
Boys & Girls Club: A Safe Shelter
Boy Scout Troop 240
Boy Scout Troop 581
Boy Scout Troop 606
Candlelighters: Children with Cancer
Cascade Behavioral Healthcare
Celebrate Hillsboro
Chehalem Youth & Family Services
Children’s Cancer Association
Christian Youth Theater
Clackamas Firefighters Pipes & Drums
Clark Co. Veteran’s Assistance Ctr.
Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum
Community Access Services
Community Action of Wash. Co.
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
DePaul Youth & Family Center
Edwards Center
Eliot Group Home
Essentials Health Clinic
Evergreen Middle School Endeavor Program
Folk Time Inc.
Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce
Forest Grove Elks
Forest Grove Elkettes
Friends of the Carpenter
Friends of the Children
Friends of the Cornelius Library
Good Neighbors
Girl Scout Troup 42293
Harmony Housing
Hillsboro 20/20
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce
Hillsboro Community Foundation
Hillsboro Elks Lodge 1862
Hillsboro Library Foundation
Hillsboro Rotary Club
Hillsboro Schools Foundation
Hillsboro Tuesday Market
HomePlate Youth Services
Homeward Bound
Hospice & Palliative Care of WA. Co
Independence Northwest
The Inn BRS Programs
Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club
Lifeworks NW
Luke-dorf Inc: Safe Haven &
Hartner House
Make A Wish
Meals on Wheels People
Memorial Fund for Veterans of WA Co.
Mobility Impaired Golf Association
Mt. Wave Search & Rescue
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Assoc. for Black Veterans
NAMI of Wash. County
Newport Chamber of Commerce
No. Coast Down Syndrome Network
NW Council of Air Shows Found.
Northwest Senior Theater
Off the Couch Events
The Olalla Center for Children & Families
Oregon Crusaders
Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard
Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals
Oregon Hunters Assoc. of Tualatin Valley
Oregon r.i.s.e. Center
Oregon Symphony Association
Oregon Youth Authority
Orenco Presbyterian Church
Providence Health Foundation
Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Portland Rose Festival Foundation
Public Safety ChaplaincyPublic Safety Reserves:
-Clackamas CountyWashington Co. Explorers
Quiet Waters Outreach
Rebuilding Together Wash. County
Returning Veterans Project
Red Cross Blood Drive
Rotary Club of McMinnville
Royal Rosarians
Salvation Army – Tualatin Valley
Self Determination Resources Inc
Society for Design Engineers
Sonrise Church: Food Pantry
Special Olympics
St Mary’s Home for Boys
Starlight Children’s Foundation NW
Supporters of Comm. Sr. Center of Hillsboro
Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters
United Cerebral Palsy
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2666
Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall
Virginia Garcia Memorial Found.
Wash. Co Bicycle TransportationCoalition
Wash. Co Health & Human Services
Washington County Museum
Westside Community Focus
West Tuality Habitat for Humanity
Young Life – Hillsboro
Youth Contact Inc.
Youth Village Oregon


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